King’s Lynn raffle has a classic prize

Ford T classic car outside the Custom House.'left to right Chris Crofts, Mayor of Kings Lynn Colin Manning, Julie Manning, David Bretten (Owner of the Ford T),  Elizabeth Nockolds ANL-150818-185901009
Ford T classic car outside the Custom House.'left to right Chris Crofts, Mayor of Kings Lynn Colin Manning, Julie Manning, David Bretten (Owner of the Ford T), Elizabeth Nockolds ANL-150818-185901009
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Ever fancied taking a tour of Lynn’s landmarks in a 100-year-old Ford Model T? Now is your chance.

That’s because organisers of a classic car day to be held in the Tuesday Market Place next month are holding a charity raffle with the trip as its prize.

The car, built in 1915, has been restored by classic car enthusiast David Bretten.

The prize will be given away in a raffle held during the town’s classic car day on Sunday, September 13.

The draw, for which tickets are £5 per strip, is in aid of Bridge for Heroes, which has been nominated as borough mayor Colin Manning’s charity for his year in office.

Mr Manning said: “This car captures a sense of a bygone era and whether you’re a motoring enthusiast or not, you cannot fail to be struck by its beauty and history.

“We’re really grateful to David for offering this special trip and I am sure there will be many people who’d love to ride in this spectacular car and to help raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

The car day is being held alongside the town’s annual Heritage Open Day celebrations, which will see dozens of historic buildings, including the air raid shelter under the Tuesday Market Place itself, opened to the public.

And West Norfolk has also announced drivers will be able to park in any council-operated car park for £2 on the day. The offer includes parking in the multi-storey, between 9am and 6pm.

Elizabeth Nockolds, the borough council’s cabinet member for heritage, culture and health, said: “Last year there was a fantastic atmosphere in the town, with so much for people to explore, and this year is set to be every bit as good.”